It’s Ruby’s birthday/adoption anniversary! We’ve had her for 2 years, so to celebrate we snapped some pics in front of our new backyard mural (more on that later) and are giving her a big doggy birthday treat. Happy birthday love bug! To read more about Ruby’s adoption story, see this post from last year.

Animal rescue is a cause that I care a lot about. It breaks my heart to think about all the pets who, by no fault of their own, were lost, abandoned, or worse, only to end up in a rescue or shelter potentially at risk of being killed. Why should they have to pay the ultimate price for the bad behavior and irresponsibility displayed by humans? I’ve accepted that I can’t change other people’s behavior, but I can do some small things to help correct it. One of those things is adopting animals instead of purchasing from a breeder, pet store, or puppy mill and another is vocally supporting the cause when I’m able to. Ruby’s birthday is one of those times.

We don’t know much about Ruby’s life before she came to us, but I can tell you that (while she certainly has her challenges) she is a happy, healthy, sweetheart of a dog and it kills me a little to think that someone else didn’t want her or couldn’t take care of her. Look at that face!




Happy 8th(ish) birthday snugglebug, here’s to many more!


I’m honored to share that I was included in the most recent blog post by Hunting Handmade, an organization dedicated to showcasing Etsy sellers via their Instagram feed and blog. Yesterday, they rounded up a few of their favorite Instagrammers and I made the list! See the full post right here, and I encourage you to check out their account, @etsyhunter, for some truly incredible makers and artists. Thanks for the feature!



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I recently had the absolute pleasure of working with Outpost Supply Co. to create some fun new banners for their website. Outpost Supply Co. is a unisex apparel shop that believes in empowering LGBTQ youth to be who they were born to be, and 50% of all their sales go to non-profit organizations that support the LGBTQ community.

Poke around the site (link above) to see some of the illustrated banners I created and do some shopping for a good cause!